Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent road user, employer or anyone else, we are here to help.

How we can help you

Every year, we help injured claimants in Blantyre, Lanarkshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Will I be able to make a claim?

If you have been injured or made ill in an accident that was not your fault, the law entitles you to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened:

  • in the last three years, and;
  • someone else was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other considerations?

Yes. There are a number of other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of illness or injury or whether a minor was injured.

A short phone call will tell you whether you can claim. There is no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Claim Checker:

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How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

The amount of money you could claim for your injury will depend on:

  • the extent of your injury, and
  • any financial losses or costs you have incurred.

At the start of your claim, your solicitor will consider the many ways your injury has affected your life. Your solicitor will take all of these effects into account to calculate the correct compensation award for you.

This calculation will factor in 'general damages' and 'special damages'.

General damages

General damages are awarded for pain, suffering and loss of amenity (PSLA).

Awards for general damages are set by the Judicial College and published in their guidelines for personal injury awards.

Special damages

Special damages are for financial losses and expenses you have incurred as a result of the accident.

What can I claim for after an injury? (see list)

Examples of special damages (losses you can claim for) include:

  • Lost earnings (including future earnings)
  • Medical treatment costs
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

Injury compensation calculator

Calculating how much compensation you can claim for an injury can be complicated.

Our injury compensation calculator tells you if you may have a claim, how much compensation you could claim, and what you can claim for.

Find out what your injury claim could be worth now:

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Road accident claims in Blantyre

Blantyre cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians should be able to make a claim for compensation if they are hurt due to another party's actions.

It does not matter if you have suffered an injury as a pedestrian, or were hurt in a car accident on Blantyre's roads, our guide to road accident compensation claims explains what you need to know about the compensation process.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Blantyre

If you have suffered an injury because of your employer's negligence, you have the right to make a claim.

No matter what your employment status, whether you are a chef injured in a kitchen or an estate agent injured on a property viewing, our work injury claim guide shows you how to make a successful no win no fee claim.

Work accident claims

Other injury claim types

Injuries in a public place

Health and Saftey Executive statistics show that employee slips and trips are, by some degree, the most common cause of injury at work. Slips, trips and falls are quite often lead to injuries classified under another heading like being hit by tools in use or a drowning accident. Public liability negligence claims injuries such as broken wrists occurring on tripping on a street are also quite common with street falls having happened on Glasgow Rd and on Coatshill Avenue.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

When a patient is injured due to the lack of care of a doctor, nurse or other health worker, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

Alternatively, you can raise a formal complaint if you only want answers rather than claiming compensation. For example, you can contact Kirklands, Fallside Road, Bothwell, Lanarkshire, to make a complaint against NHS Lanarkshire.

Read more: Medical negligence claim

Medical negligence claims

More injury claim types

Quittance understand the vital change an injury claim can make to the lives of seriously injured claimants. By limiting the financial stress a major injury places on an injured person, a claim helps people to focus on their recovery and rehabilitation.

Our network of expert lawyers work with insurance companies, the Courts and medical providers to make sure claimants impacted by serious accidents get the support they need. Injuries and medical conditions held by the Courts to be serious range from multiple fractures to cancer.

Read more: Serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Blantyre No win, no fee Solicitors

A No Win, No Fee agreement protects injured claimants by ensuring that they will not need to pay any legal fees if their claim is unsuccessful. This agreement is also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.

Under a CFA, Blantyre injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront.

The Quittance No Win, No Fee guarantee

Our No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Blantyre, Lanarkshire and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk to you.

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your injury solicitor will receive a success fee when they settle your injury claim. This fee is deducted from your final compensation.

By law, a solicitor's success fee can be up to a maximum of 25%, whichever law firm you choose.

You can discuss the success fee percentage with your injury lawyer, before the claim process starts.

What do I pay if I do not win my injury claim?

You will not have to pay any legal fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim. Your solicitor may take out insurance to ensure there will be nothing to pay.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Can Quittance help me?

Specialist solicitors with an excellent track record of securing injury compensation for claimants.

Your lawyer will work hard to ensure you receive a compensation settlement that accurately reflects the pain, suffering and losses you have incurred as the result of your injury.

If would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, or have any questions at all, speak to us.

We are open 8am to 9pm weekdays, 9am to 6pm on Saturday, and 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday.

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FAQs

What is Quittance's track record of claims in Blantyre?

Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide panel of award winning personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping claimants in Blantyre, Lanarkshire and across the country, recover injury compensation.

The solicitors have helped 100's of claimants throughout Lanarkshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and accidents in the workplace.

Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, mean making a claim is as stress-free as possible.

Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This means you will never be out of pocket.

Personal injury solicitor reviews in Blantyre - Tips for comparing firms

There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Before you call, checking personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.

The variation in insurance premiums and success fees charged by lawyers working on No Win No Fee agreements is an important consideration for claimants.

For example the amount retained by an injured person agreeing on a settlement of £15,652 for displaced metatarsal fractures might vary from £9,391 to £13,304.

Further reading - Get a personal injury quote

Do you need a local Blantyre lawyer ?

The whereabouts of the firm are less relevant as injury cases are conducted remotely.

However, you should instruct a company that has national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as you will almost always be expected to attend an independent medical examination.

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Can I claim for someone else?

Yes. In certain circumstances, it is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

If an injured person is either too young or vulnerable, too injured or otherwise unable to claim on their own behalf, their litigation friend can handle the claim process on behalf of the injured person.

The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly responsible for an accident?

You may still be able to claim compensation even if you contributed to your accident or to your injuries.

However, if you were partly to blame (known as contributory negligence), your compensation may be reduced and it may be more difficult to prove liability.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The length of time needed to secure compensation can vary considerably.

For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can take years.

Injury claims can also take longer if it is not clear who is responsible for your injury, or if liability is denied by the defendant.

Taken from average case times, this table sets out approximately how long personal injury claims take to settle:

Personal injury claim type

Estimated claim duration*

Road accident claims

4 to 9 months

Work accident claims

6 to 9 months

Medical negligence claims

12 to 36 months

Industrial disease claims

12 to 18 months

Public place or occupiers’ liability claims

6 to 9 months

MIB claims (uninsured drivers)

3 to 4 months**

CICA claims (criminal assault)

12 to 18 months**

*RTA and other claims processed through the Ministry of Justice portal can settle faster.
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

Will I have to go to court?

Highly unlikely. The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 5%) of personal injury claims go to court. Generally, only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved, end up in court.

Cases that do ultimately go to court are held in front of a judge, not a jury.

Read more: Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

Will I have to go to a solicitor's office?

No. You will not need visit a solicitor's office. As with most professional services, it is no longer necessary to meet face to face with your solicitor. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.

Should you need to have a medical, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

Can I get an early compensation payment?

If you suffer financial hardship as a result of an injury, you may be able to claim an interim compensation payment.

An interim payment is a partial settlement of your claim which is paid before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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